general of police have set-up a special investigation team to unravel the
circumstances surrounding tragic explosion that occurred at Ogbese near Akure,
the Ondo state capital in early hours of Friday, 27th march 202o.
of ogbese community had a striking thunder that woke most of the people of the
community, giving birth at first to mixed feelings of what exactly befell them,
where insinuation coming with different views rented the air until the Ondo
state police ask the people of the community
to keep calm as it preliminary finding shows a truck carrying explosives, and
moving on a transit, got stuck and exploded.
In a statement
from the force public relation officer, Dcp Frank Mba, and that which is
obtained through the Nigeria police verified Facebook account said the team of investigator
commissioned by the inspector general police will be headed by the commissioner
of police in charge of the explosive ordinance disposal unit at its force-headquarters
cp Maikudi Shehu which is a specialized arm of the police that oversees
explosives and ordinance operation of the force
Mba said the
analysis and assessment including intelligence and investigation touching on
bombs and all forms of explosives related incidents is expected to be the main thrust
of their tool to use in unravelling what led to the developments.
He said the
Investigation Team will work jointly with experts from the Nigerian Geological
Survey Agency (NGSA) – the nation’s leading Research and Development
Institution that is the sole repository of all geo-scientific data.
The Force spokesman
said the Agency has a state-of-the-art laboratory with the capacity and
expertise to carry out a wide range of geo-scientific examinations including
Laboratory/Forensic Examinations, Geochemical Analysis of Rocks, Minerals,
Water, Sewage, Soil Samples and Site Investigations amongst others.
“The IGP hopes
that with the involvement of NGSA, the quality and integrity of investigations
into the explosion will be greatly enhanced”.
however enjoins the citizens especially those living around the scene of the incident
to avoid the area so as not to tamper with the scene of the incident and the
sympathizes with the government and people of Ondo State particularly victims
that sustained injuries or lost their property as a result of the incident”.